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Karan Johar Calls Ghost Stories His 'Most Challenging Schedule' in 21 Year Career


Last Updated: January 20, 2020, 09:49 IST

Karan Johar

Karan Johar

Producer-director Karan Johar, who is known for making romantic and family drama films, stepped out of his comfort zone and directed a short for Netflix anthology film 'Ghost Stories'.

Karan Johar is a popular name in Bollywood associated with romantic and family drama films. He recently took a step into a new genre and directed a horror short film which was part of Netflix's Ghost Stories.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Karan Johar stated that Ghost Stories would be his first and last work in the horror genre. He added that staying away from the horror genre was his personal preference.

"Horror and I don’t connect at all, and very honestly, they’ll not happen again. This is my first and only horror story that I’ve made for Netflix. It’s not a genre that I enjoy watching, so why should I enjoy making it?"

Looking back at Ghost Stories, Karan Johar is satisfied that he took the step of venturing outside his comfort zone again.

"I felt like this gives me the ability to be out of my comfort zone and tell a story being uncomfortable. I think every filmmaker should be, at one point, uncomfortable to tell a story because that challenges their core directorial spirit. So, making this horror anthology has been the most challenging schedule in my 21-year-long journey."

Ghost Stories is Karan Johar's third time working on an anthology film alongside Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee.  The four filmmakers had previously worked together for Lust Stories in 2018, and Bombay Talkies in 2013.

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first published:January 20, 2020, 09:49 IST
last updated:January 20, 2020, 09:49 IST